Brooklyn's Basketball Heritage

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal examine the heritage of Brooklyn basketball in the context of the Nets arrival in the borough. The Times story, written by filmmaker Dan Klores, is more exhaustive; the Journal's, written by Scott Cacciola, deals with Brooklyn's last pro hoops team, the USBL Kings.

Klores, a Brooklynite, connects the heritage to the Nets, concluding "they have brought us a triumph that related to the gut of all Brooklyn b-ballers: be proud and play to win." Cacciola contrasts the Kings' tight budget with the money the Nets spent this summer, points out, "Brooklyn's last pro basketball team took yellow school buses to away games. The coach laundered his players' uniforms."

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